Table Saw Workstation #2: Here's to progress!

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Blog entry by jaysonic posted 08-07-2012 04:01 AM 10734 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Table Saw Workstation Part 2 of Table Saw Workstation series Part 3: Adjustable outfeed table legs/Router Insert »

First off, any suggestions on things I should change, do differently? Or suggestions on what else I should incorporate into this? Alright, so I’ll explain what I’ve done so far. Everything I’ve used is recycled, I haven’t purchased anything yet – these are the perks of working for a recycle company. So far this workstation is built entirely out of plywood; so, the second picture is a 2×4 framed base that is beneath the 7/8” plywood. I did this in hopes that it will help with warping/bending over time. There are also 6 casters underneath, 2 of which are locking. The third picture is me starting, I never know where to start. Pictures 4 and 5 show the table top with the outfeed portion. I would have liked a longer outfeed, but like I said, this is all recycled wood, and this is what I had to work with, still…it’s a vast improvement from my previous set-up. Picture 6 shows the side where the router will be mounted. There will also be a cabinet beneath the router, which will be fun to make as I’ve never done doors yet. I’m excited to see how level and even they look, haha. And, the first picture is the front view, obviously, where there will be 4 drawers under the table saw. I’m choosing drawers, simply because they will be 29” deep, and I don’t want to get on my hands and knees (if they were cabinet doors) just to reach all the way to the back. So, with the outfeed extended, the table tap measures 57” wide by 48” deep. I’m totally bummed that since I have a contractors saw I can only rip 24” wide boards, but…a straight edge and a skill saw will have to continue for now – just a little harder to be precise. So, thanks again for looking…any suggestions would be great!

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#1 posted 08-07-2012 10:29 AM

Great start. I plan on building a similar cabinet with a drawer underneath the left side of the saw. I have a router stand, so that will be eliminated and replaced with a drawer. Also, I will be using laminate for the top. Like to see the finished project.

-- Dave - NH

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#2 posted 08-07-2012 11:55 AM

Great start. +1
“contractors saw I can only rip 24” wide board”
I don’t get it, why would the design of the saw limit
your ripping distance???

-- "Ya but what does he know anyhow?"

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#3 posted 08-07-2012 02:16 PM

RCT: the saw itself could rip as wide as you want, it’s the fence and what it connects to. My table saw isn’t compatible with something like the beisyemer or sawstop fence, so as far as I know, I’m stuck with this. I thought about extended the end rails the fence connects too, but for the effort it would take to make those, I just didn’t want to do it. If you know something I don’t though, I’d love to hear!

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